Learn Linux Security – Working with Permissions

Learn Linux Security – Working with Permissions

Go from Novice to Expert when Administering Linux Permissions

Take a Deep Dive into Linux File Permissions!
This course will teach you how to manage access control and file permissions to protect Linux systems.  Learn how Linux makes use of permissions to control access in a multi-user environment. If your job involves  Linux security administration, then permission management is something you need to understand inside and out. Go from novice to expert!

There’s a lot packed into this course  – You’ll learn how to:
  • Read permission sets
  • Calculate the numeric representation of a permission
  • Use the standard read / write /execute permissions to grant access
  • Understand the difference in owner, group, and others
  • Learn to change the ownership of files
  • Work with group associations
  • Learn to grant or revoke permissions
  • Implement a custom permissions for home directories, upload locations, and application libraries
  • Learn how you can use the command shell for permission administration
  • Get the details on using the desktop UI for permission management
  • And more…

Key elements of the course that you can take from the classroom to the real world:
– Example permission sets and real world use cases
– Hands on demonstrations of permission management from the command shell
– A walkthrough of permission management through the desktop UI

Most lessons also include a live hands-on demonstration where you can see permissions in action.Go ahead and get started learning Linux security with this complete course on Linux Permissions!

What you’ll learn?
  • Gain an understanding of how the Linux Access Control Model works
  • Understand how permissions are calculated and defined
  • Become comfortable administering Linux security through the command line
  • Learn to grant permission sets to Users, Groups, and Others
  • Learn both command shell and Desktop UI approaches for administering permissions
Who is this course for?
  • All Levels
  • Basic IT skills
Course content
1. Introduction
2. File System Access Control Concepts
Busting a Few Myths
Access Control Concepts
3. Permission Structure
Permission Types
Applying Permissions
Calculating Permissions
4. Administration
Overview of Administration
Viewing Permissions
Changing Permissions
File Ownership
Changing Group Association
Demo Viewing and Changing Permissions
Demo Changing Ownership of a File
Demo Changing Group Association
5. Managing Permissions With The Desktop UI
UI Permission Management
Demo UI Permission Management
6. Examples and Use Cases
Example Permission Sets
7. Conclusion